Originally written on TheProBasketballTalk  |  Last updated 11/18/14
In recent years the topic has been brought up quite a bit: "When is David Stern finally going to retire?" Some people hoped it would be soon, some still considered him the best commissioner in all of sports. Well, love him or hate him, we have ourselves an answer. David Stern will retire from his position as NBA Commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, exactly 30 years after he assumed the position in 1984. This was apparently discussed at a recent NBA Board of Governors meeting where they also decided that, as expected, Adam "Sexy" Silver would take over the position when Stern steps down. Commissioner Stern has fallen under a decent deal of scrutiny recently with his anti-flopping policies, veto of a trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers and of course, the lockout that shortened last year's NBA regular season (I, too, was one of his critics). But despite the loss of 16 games last season the league didn't lose much popularity. And when you look at the successful side of t...
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